125 episodes

Randall Via-- Red Onion Randy -- was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole in 2001. In this podcast Randy reports on daily life in Red Onion State Prison, the supermax facility in the Virginia Appalachians where he is serving his sentence.

Red Onion Randy - Life in a Supermax Prison Randall Via, Michael Garbutt

    • True Crime
    • 4.9 • 194 Ratings

Randall Via-- Red Onion Randy -- was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole in 2001. In this podcast Randy reports on daily life in Red Onion State Prison, the supermax facility in the Virginia Appalachians where he is serving his sentence.

    Psychic Vampires

    Psychic Vampires

    Some people just complain about life but don’t do anything to change their situation. They’re like psychic vampires, sucking the lifeblood out of the people they talk to. But it doesn’t need to be this way. Randy offers us some important advice.

    • 15 min
    Drugs in Prison

    Drugs in Prison

    It's no secret that there are drugs in prison. But how do they get there?

    • 15 min
    Some Men Can Handle It. Some Can't.

    Some Men Can Handle It. Some Can't.

    When a woman on the outside has a relationship with an incarcerated man, is it OK for her to have sex with other men? Randy has his opinion. Not everyone agrees.

    • 15 min
    Praying for a Lockdown

    Praying for a Lockdown

    Some of the other inmates are so damn irritating to be around, Randy's praying for a lockdown just to get away from them.

    • 15 min
    A Glimpse of Freedom

    A Glimpse of Freedom

    The Department of Corrections finally grants approval for Randy to travel to Richmond for a biopsy at Virginia Commonwealth University. It's not just the road trip that offers him a glimpse of freedom . . .

    • 33 min
    If it’s not treated, it’s going to kill you

    If it’s not treated, it’s going to kill you

    Randy’s been trying for years to get a biopsy to find out what kind of tumors he has in his leg. Finally, he finds a supportive prison doctor.

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
194 Ratings

194 Ratings

jake084 ,

I appreciate this podcast

Randy’s perspective and talents as a story teller make for a compelling and insightful podcast. I hope he stays the course and steers clear of violence so he can continue his beautiful evolution into a man who leads with kindness and care. It’s refreshing to hear someone try to turn away from ego, grandiosity, and “pride” to embody a deeper and more meaningful spiritual pride.

Urge, The ,

Perspective

Hearing Red Onion Randy tell his story helps me to remember the things I take for granted are really special and can change in an instant. Im a little better of a person thanks to ROR. I know you’re locked up but Jesus will free you maybe through the law but for sure when He returns. And He’s returning soon.

Timmy_C97 ,

Five stars⭐️

I work overnight shifts and podcasts are a necessity, I love this show it gives some real insight into how the maximum security prison life is. Randy is so openly honest and takes accountability for his previous actions, I do hope this man eventually gets out and is able to release his fantasy series! Best of luck my friend.

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